Swap on Youtube

What is a "Swap" on Youtube?

A Swap on YouTube, is when two beauty gurus on YouTube, set a spending budget  to buy each other goodies, and ship them out without letting each other know what they got for one another. It's suppose to be a surprise. Once they receive the package they open it while recording to see their first reaction to everything. It's almost like a secret Santa or grab bag without needing to be Christmas. It's just as much fun to see what they received as it is for them to open it. 

The purpose of the video is to entertain as well as to collaborate by making a video that will hold the viewers attention and watch the other guru's video to see what they got too.

I use to watch these all the time and always thought about what I would get someone if I did a swap. I love to see their first initial reaction! I'm so glad Melanie and I decided to do one. We are such good friends and have been for a really long time.

  Shopping was hard for me because whenever I picked something out for her I wanted one for myself too. I knew if I loved it she would too. 

 I wrapped everything individually for fun, to look presentable, and also to protect through the shipping process. Those guys just through everything around.

 I made this card for Melanie from scratch. Yeah.. I'm a granny I love art, crafts, and scrapbooking hee hee, but it does come in handy!

 I also gave her a little guide to make unwrapping fun!
Let's see what's inside!

 I got her candy for her adorable children :D

 Melanie teased me on Instagram by posting this picture up before she shipped it out to me! I was ten times more excited when she did!

I love how she wrapped everything!!! It's PINK! It was so cute and thoughtful! She put cute little clues that rhymed on every item. She really spoiled me! 

I can't believe she got me all of these things. She really loves me :D I feel so special!  This was so much fun! Everything is so new to me and I can't wait to play with it all. You will be seeing a lot more tutorials coming soon lol. If you are doing a swap in the future I hope this helped. It's past my bed time but I couldn't go to sleep without posting this up. Goodnight loves!!!

Much love,


  1. Love that you made the card, and your little code to the gift wrapping, and you guys got each some awesome stuff!

    Sita & Radha xx

  2. i rewatched those swaps several times.. its so nice to see so many presents